NOTE: As with all of our classes and events during COVID restrictions, this class will be offered on-line via Zoom.
In this introductory class, the basic instruction in insight meditation will be given sequentially, beginning with mindfulness of breathing, followed by mindfulness of the body, of emotions, of thoughts, of mind and of the application of mindfulness in daily life and on retreat. This class is appropriate for beginners as well as for experienced meditators who want to refresh the fundamentals of their practice.
In this class you will learn to:
1. Develop a healthier relationship with your thoughts.
2. Develop more balance with your emotions.
3. Be more in touch with your body and mind.
4. Increase your capacity to be loving and kind.
This class will provide a relaxed and supportive environment and will be tailored to the specific needs of participants. Students will be given a home practice guide and instructions to expand mindfulness into daily life. Practice outside class is an important part of the learning process.
BOOKS FOR CLASS:
Mindfulness in Plain English
by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (Click on the title to pick up latest edition.)
The Power of Mindfulness
by Nyanaponika Thera. (Click on title for a free PDF version.)
Dates: Thursdays: 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25
Time: 6 PM – 7:25 PM, Online, via Zoom
Suggested Dana: $135 (no one is turned away for lack of funds)
Teacher Contact (for class questions): firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to attend class will be sent after registration.
To register, please click HERE
ABOUT THE TEACHER
DOUGLAS PULLIN, LCSW, LPC
Doug Pullin is a student of Robert Beatty. In 2015 he completed a three year teacher training program with Robert. He has also received teaching and guidance from a variety of other Western Buddhist teachers. In 2008, Doug completed the Spirit Rock sponsored two and half year Community Dharma Leader Training with Tara Brach and James Baraz. More recently, he has been a student of Mathew Flickstein and is currently in a teacher training program with him.
Doug's teaching is an integration of Western psychology, neuroscience, Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to life, and compassionate engagement in the world. While remaining true to the core of the Dharma, his approach is relevant and accessible to our culture today. Doug's focus is on practices that lead directly to freedom from suffering, awakening joy, and deepening compassion.